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Gareth Bale was given a very warm welcome by Tottenham fans on Friday when he arrived at their training ahead of his return to the club, which was officially announced on Saturday evening.

Former West Ham player Ravel Morrison provided an interesting take on a video posted by SPORTbible where Bale is being greeted with such joy by the Spurs faithful, as he responded in the comments section by saying: ‘I hate Spurs but this makes you smile’.

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Morrison’s ‘hate’ for Spurs wouldn’t be a surprise to their fans because he did once play for their London rivals, but he has seemingly acknowledged that it’s great to see the Welshman return back to England’s top-flight.

Sky Sports have reported that Bale has moved back to the club where it all started on loan and the Premier League side are paying a whopping £20 million in wages and loan fees.

It’s a move that has made the headlines during this delayed summer transfer window and it’s a signing that will lift a previously confidence-stricken Spurs side.

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The first thing Bale needs to do is get back to full fitness because injuries and a lack of game time have hurt him hard.

It could even be a case of Tottenham fans not really seeing the best of the four-time European Cup winner until after Christmas.

But either way, after those at Tottenham were well and truly deflated after their defeat to Everton last time out, the mood has now been lifted and the fans can dream about Champions League football and winning a domestic trophy this term.

Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings

  1. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    £15 million; Southampton

  2. Joe Hart

    Free

  3. Matt Doherty

    £13 million; Wolves

  4. Sergio Reguilon

    £25 million; Real Madrid

  5. Gareth Bale

    Loan; Real Madrid

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